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Jymie Merritt on Video

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Ike Harris, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Ike Harris

    Ike Harris

    May 16, 2001
    Nashville TN
    Here's some footage of another largely unsung bassist, Jymie Merritt. His son, Mike plays bass on the Conan O'Brian show. I come across another son of his here in town once in a while who does sound for a group I work with occasionally. This video is pretty out of sync but gives a good sample of his powerful sound and some good solo space. As far as I know he is still with us and is around 80, and was playing as late as last year in a restaurant in Philly. Others may have some more history on this great player.


  2. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    I love Jymie's tune "Nommo." Really good Bassist.


    Aug 26, 2005
    Yeah.....thanks for that one....back when jazz was REAL....
  4. bassame


    Mar 25, 2004
    Brooklyn NY

    with Art Blakey, Bobby Timmons, Bennie Golson, and Lee Morgan
  5. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Here's another:
  6. drew_bassmore

    drew_bassmore Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2000
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Thanks dogg (PD)!

    Long live Jymie Merritt!! His Jazz Messenger stuff is an inspiration to me.

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